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Testing and automating CMS backed applications is challenging. It is different from testing web applications. In most of the web applications - pages are well defined. Operations which can be performed on them is well defined and there are few moving parts on the page.
CMS backed applications on the other hand are usually dynamic. Pages in CMS backed applications are mostly container and pages can have different data and modules every time you look at them.
Channel-4, like many media organisations have many websites such as 4Food, 4Beauty, 4Home and so on. These websites are powered by a powerful CMS and test automation in a usual way wouldn't have worked. In this talk, I will share challenges I faced and approach I took for the automation of CMS backed web applications.
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